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Oct 11, 2012 11:35pm PDT
effective tax than governor romney pays on his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan got personal. >> joe and i are from similar towns. he's from pennsylvania, i'm from wisconsin. you know what the unemployment rate in scranton is today? >> i sure do. >> it's 10%. >> yeah. >> you know what it was the day you guys came in? 8.5%. that's how it's going all around america. >> reporter: for a vice presidential debate, the stakes were high tonight. after mitt romney's big win in denver and president obama's no-show performance there, biden needed to stop the bleeding. ryan was going for the jugular, seeking to build the momentum republicans are feeling. >> the next time you hear them say, don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out, middle class. the tax bill is coming to you. >> reporter: there was a stark generation gap on that stage tonight. joe biden, born in 1942, is older than the baby boomers. paul ryan, born in 1970, is younger than the baby boomers. and ryan looks it. today, "time" magazine published photos taken last year and on newsstands f
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
day. they first blamed the youtube video, now, they are trying to blame the romney/ryan ticket for making this an issue. with respect to iraq, we had the same position before the withdrawal, which was, we agreed with the obama administration, let's have an agreement to make sure we secure our gain. the vice president was put in charge of those negotiations by president obama. and they failed to get the agreement. we don't have an agreement because they failed to get one. that's what we were talking about. when it comes to our veterans, we owe them a great debt of gratitude for what they've done for us, including your son, beau. but we also want to make sure that we don't lose the things we fought to hard to get. and with respect to afghanistan, the 2014 deadline, we agree with a 2014 transition. we want to make sure we're not projecting weakness abroad. that's what's happening here. this benghazi issue would be a tragedy in and of itself, but unfortunately, it's indicative of a broader problem. and that is, what we are watching on our tv screens is the unraveling of the obama forei
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
ryan, said, look, the math takes too long. well, mitt romney's solution is he just decided there wasn't math involved in this problem, and that's absolutely crazy. look, the only thing he outlined that he would cut in the budget is big bird. you know, he's taken the battle straight to "sesame street" and let wall street run hog wild. i mean, again, it was a masterful theatrical performance. it was fundamentally dishonest to the american people, and let's be clear, f you're willing to say anything to get elected president, willing to make up your positions and walk away from them, i think the american people have to understand how can they trust you if you are elected president. >> the vice presidential debate. joe biden coming up. he stepped in it a little bit this week with the comment about the middle class being buried the last four years. take a look. >> how they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes with these tax cuts? >> two questions, is there more
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00am PDT
. [ laughing ] >> reporter: biden laughed at ryan throughout the debate. he challenged mitt romney's tax plan for aggressively than president obama did in his debate. >> it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: the moderator martha raddatz set it was more intimate. >> the jabs felt more personal. >> reporter: both sides claiming victory as they head back on the campaign trail to rally more support. debate was a tie. biden brought energy the democrats wanted and ryan brought seriousness the republicans needed. >> reporter: romney and ryan are campaigning to the in ohio. biden is hitting the trail in wisconsin with anticipation building for the second presidential debate next week. broken did hit, abc news, kentucky. >> next debate -- hofstra university in new york. abc 7 will carry it live at 6 p.m.. >> union the winner of this year's nobel peace prize. the committee made the announcement this morning a -- a
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Oct 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
addressed this evening as mr. ryan, the campaign says that's because it's shorter. romney will be watching the debate from his hotel room in asheville, north carolina. we're told that president obama will be watching the festivities from air force one, as he flies from miami back to the white house. we, of course, will be watching it right here, all night, diane, ringside. >> we sure will, jake. mr. ryan. well, coming up, as we've been saying, these are two extraordinary opponents representing two different generations. biden, 69, ryan, 42. for the first time in history, though, both men are catholic. and they bring two very come compelling stories to the stage. abc's david muir tells us about that. david? >> reporter: great to see you, diane, from kentucky tonight. let me show you how they're framing the debate. this poster is up all over the place. thrill in the ville. and as you point out, these two men will be sparring over very different policies tonight, but as we discovered today, they actually have quite a bit in common. their political paths both began when they were young. joe bi
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Oct 11, 2012 1:40am PDT
tonight's big debate, with just 26 days before the big election. >> romney running mate paul ryan arrived in kentucky where he will face-off for 90 minutes with the vice president joe biden. it will be ryan's first debate on the national stage. with the race so close there is extra pressure for him to turn in a clutch performance. >> vice president biden travels to the debate site later today. he had several mock debates with the paul ryan stand-in, maryland congressman chris van holland. who has been with biden all week helping him prep, and a sign of how good he feels about his prospects, his first campaign event after the debate will be in wisconsin, right in paul ryan's back yard. martha raddatz moderates the debate and we will carry it live. >>> as for the top of the ticket, there are questions this morning about where mitt romney stands on abortion. romney said in an interview tuesday that he has no plans for abortion legislation if elected. but anti-abortion advocates reminded him of his pledge to do everything in his power to promote a culture of life. and so on the stump in ohio,
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Oct 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
president obama anyway. you've heard paul ryan and other members of the romney/ryan team make that suggestion. so, yes, they think that without question, the media is ready to write the obama comeback story, and it's mitt romney's supposition that he's going to try to stand in the way of that by being just as aggressive on tuesday as he was in the last debate. >> and how much concern are you hearing from both camps about the fine line they have to walk in terms of attacking while in this pretty delicate town hall style format where regular voters often don't like that kind of vitriol. >> it's a good question because, the bottom line is, when you attack people -- if i were to attack you right now, your negative ratings would go up. people watching the show would think less of you based on what i said. but also mine would because people would think less of me for attacking, so that's the delicate dance the candidates have to do. i think the town hall really makes that a challenge for both romney and obama, dan. >> jake tapper, our senior white house correspondent, soon to be chief wh
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Oct 12, 2012 1:40am PDT
more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan said the obama administration has failed the middle class. >> we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> reporter: side by side at the same table, biden and ryan were not shy about directly engaging each other, sometimes with harsh attacks, sometimes with humor. >> i think the vice president very well knows that some times the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: with the polls tightening, the president needs to fire up his base while mitt romney needs to convert 2008 obama voters. last night in kentucky, they got a lot of help from their running mates. rob, paula. back to you. >> thank you, karen. as karen alluded to -- polls are tight. dead heat in virginia. obama up one in florida. doing well in ohio up by six. in colorado, romney is ahead by a point now. virginia is still tight. obama is up by five there. wisconsin up by three. so it really is -- the country watches, but really
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Oct 13, 2012 8:00am PDT
candidates, after no knock out blow in the vice presidential debate. romney-ryan team, they see an opening, not on the economy which is improving, but rather the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya which resulted in in the death of ambassador and three other americans. >> it's no denial when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know what is going on. >> romney was referring to the debate, one of the first questions from martha, asking why there wasn't more security. >> we were told, but we didn't know that. >> who is the we in that statement? just the white house says a president spokesman. this story has such a big chance of spinning out of control, that secretary of state clinton tried to explain. >> to this day we don't have a complete picture. >> there was part of a search for undecided voters. team obama is doubling down on star power. releasing an ad narrated by morgan freeman this week, former president bill clinton and bruce springsteen with will be stumping. he
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Oct 14, 2012 4:00am PDT
the romney/ryan team make that suggestion. they think the media is ready to write the obama comeback story. it's romney's proposition to try to stand in the way of that. >> how much concern are you hearing from both camps about the fine line they have to walk in terms of attacking while in this pretty delicate town hall style format where regular voters don't like that kind of vitriol? >> the bottom line is, when you attack people, if i were to attack you right now, your negative ratings would go up. people watching the show would think less of you. mine would, too, because people would think less of me for attacking. that's the delicate dance the candidates have to do. think the town hall makes that a challenge. >> jake tapper, our senior white house correspondent, soon to be chief who knows where he'll go from there. jake, thank you very much. he has a big show today. his guests include ohio senator rob port nan. bo biden, son of joe biden. and our own martha raddatz, the moderator of the veep debate. and we'll have coverage of the next debate on tuesday. >> you want to ta
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
what happened when he pushed ryan on how romney would pay for 20 percent tax cut. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. it's precisely. >> it has never been didn't before. >> robbed reagan. >> now you are jack kennedy. >> ronald reagan. >> plenty of heat. biden showed more emotion tonight and personality but i think who you believe won the debate? probably depend on your political point of view unless you include abc martha. she was clearly the best moderator so far. fichlt thanks. social media came alive tonight as well as the two candidates duke it out. twitter says the debate generated 3 and half million tweet. biden now you are jack kennedy line generated 58,000. the minute it was by far the most tweeted remark. over all though the debate didn't create as much traffic as the presidential one 10.3 million tweet. >> president obama and mitt romney meet in their second doe bait next tuesday in new york this one will be town hall meeting format. we'll carry it live starting at 6:00 p.m. >>> all right. you may know heart break in oakland
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Oct 12, 2012 1:05am PDT
spoke directly to seniors and here's what happened when he pushed ryan on how romney would pay for 20 percent tax cut. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. it's precisely. >> it has never been didn't before. >> robbed reagan. >> now you are jack kennedy. >>onald reagan. ronald reagan. >> plenty of heat. biden showedt and more emotion tonighd personality but i think who you believe won the debate? probably depend on your political point of view unless you include abc martha. she was clearly the best moderator so far. fichlt thanks. social media came alive tonight as well as the two candidates duke it out. twitter says the debate generated 3 and half million tweet. biden now you are jack kennedy line generated 58,000. the minute it was by far the most tweeted remark. over all though the debate didn't create as much traffic as the presidential one 10.3 million tweet. >> president obama and mitt romney meet in their second doe bait next tuesday in new york this one will be town hall meeting format. we'll carry it live starting at 6:00 p.
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Oct 14, 2012 8:00am PDT
and overshadowed the substance of what he was saying. the romney/ryan ticket has a new tv ad. >> did they come in and inherit a tough situation? absolutely. we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. don't raise taxes on small businesses. they're our job creators. >> smiling and laughing while congressman ryan was talking about serious issues. was his body language at all, his facial expressions counterproductive? >> not at all. i'm happy to defend my dad. i don't think he needs defending. anytime folks on the far right are going after my father for smiling too much, that's a victory. my father spoke clearly to the american people about the facts. he did that for 90 minutes straight. this is not about how much my father smiled or how many gallons of water the congressman drank nervously on the stage. it's about talking directly to the american people about very important facts. what you say from my father was him articulating the vision that he and the president have and continuing to build the middle class out and take the country
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Oct 13, 2012 4:00am PDT
romney/ryan team sees an opening. not on the economy, which is improving. but rather, the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, which resulted in the death of the ambassador and three other americans. >> he is doubling down on denial. when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: romney was referring to the debate. one of the first questions from abc's martha raddatz. asking joe biden why there wasn't more security in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> reporter: who is the we in that statement? just the white house, says the president's spokesman. this story has such a big chance of spinning out of control, that secretary of state clinton, went before cameras to try and explain. >> to this day, we do not have a complete picture. >> reporter: the romney's team move, part of a search for undecided voters. team obama is doubling down on star power to sway tha
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Oct 15, 2012 4:00pm PDT
-- advocated by mitt romney. and says in florida the cost of coverage would go up an estimated $200 a month. the kaiser family foundation says it's based on findings of the estimated model of the romney-ryan plan. >> early voting having a eight million ballots and that is about 40% of the electorate knowing those votes under place. experts say many of running the kind of attack ads normally have been saved for final days before election day more than 30% are expected to vote by mail this year. that is up in 2000. >> british doctors trying to help save a 14-year-old pakistani girl shot in the head by the taliban. she has arrived in a hospital in northern england after being air lifted from pakistan. the hospital specializes in treating patients who suffered serious injuries. the taliban targeted her because of a crusade ensuring girls can go to school. >> she's an inspirational example to young people. it was a cowardly attack on her and her school friends. trying to retaliate for her own campaign for good access to education. for girls. >> pakistani authorities believe the men who att
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Oct 12, 2012 4:30am PDT
unwilling to take responsibility for their own life. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan went after to president obama for his response to the attack in libya. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terror attack. >> you are jeopardizing the program changing from a guaranteed ben >> reporter: more heated than the first presidential -- debate. biden often laughed at right ran's arguments. >> joe biden understood he had to do what president obama failed to do last week. >> reporter: with the race still tight both president obama and mitt romney watched closely. >> the president: i thought joe biden was terrific. i could not be prouder of him. >> reporter: they even shared a few laughs with >> i think the vice president knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. [ laughing ] >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: that got a lot of laughs. the next big debate is next tuesday when president obama and mitt romney go head-to-head for their second debate that will take place
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
that debate i don't think there is a doubt congressman ryan and i, governor romney and the president have fundamentally different vision for america. >> republican presidential candidate mitt romney came to ryan's defense against biden during a rally in virginia praised the performance and slammed the vice president. >> it was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful. steady and poised. the kind of person you want to turn to in a crisis. that was the next vice president of the united states, paul ryan. >> romney accused biden of contradicting statements made about last month's deadly attack in libya. biden says the white house was not told of the request for additional security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> coming up at 4:30 mark matthews will do a fact check concerning last night's debate and outline misstatements made by both mr. biden and ryan, that is coming up in 25 minutes. >> the doyle drive replacement project is about to start its second phase in san francisco. >> there will be demolition but no closures. phase two of the project goe
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
jobs. his words. >> reporter: unlike the president, biden slammed ryan over romney's infamous comments about the 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes. ryan turned it back on biden. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. [ laughter ] >> reporter: now, there will be a lot of discussion over who was stronger last night. biden or ryan? but i've got to tell you, around here, there was one clear consensus winner. and that was the moderator, martha raddatz, who taught the world what we all know around here, george. you don't mess with martha. >> that is for sure. >> it was a lively time. >> it was. martha, congratulations. you did such a great job. >> thank you. >> here's the question i really want to know. as the debate unfolded, was it the debate you prepared for? the one you saw in your head as you wrote the questions out? >> i think i was surprised that i got in as many followups. and you've done this, george. you try to listen and you try to react to what they're saying. sure, i had a lot of followups writ
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
right now. there is a look at how much money he raised and latest on mitt romney's campaign coming up. >> and the tightening race is adding more pressure on this vice president's debate between paul ryan and joe biden, you can watch life here thursday, start agent 6:00. >> and happening now, number pechl sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak reached 119. >> the cdc said new jersey has reported at least one illness from meningitis. a tainted batch of shots produced by a specialty pharmacy is to blame for this outbreak. a lawmaker from that state launched a congressional investigation into the company that manufactured this drug. >> four california clinics on the list of medical centers receiving steroids located in encino, palmdale and visalia. the surgery center says four patients were treated after back pain, but none of the cases have been fatal. >> there is a huge explosion and a sound of 100 canisters of ether. it was found yesterday by a cleaning crew. because of the volatility, the sheriff department decided it was safer just to blow it up rather than tro try to move it. sher
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Oct 11, 2012 4:30am PDT
admitted to diane sawyer that he had a bad day. can biden save the day or will ryan add to romney's recent boost? you have to decide for yourself. watch the debate live on abc7, starting 6:00 tonight. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> ross mirkarimi's as sheriff may not be as secure as he hopes. a san francisco supervisor says she may back a recall effort against him. supervisor kim is one of the four who voted against mirkarimi's removal because the city charter did not clearly spell out terms for removal from office of someone for official misconduct. kim said in an e-mail that her faith in mirkarimi as a person and sheriff has greatly diminished and support a recall effort. >>> assemblyman hill and some san bruno residents plan to appear before this morning's meeting of the public utilities commission to demand open hearings into dealings with pg&e pg&e. the commission is holding proceedings to determine how much pg&e should be fined for the san bruno pipeline explosion in 2010 and how much rate payers would have to pay to fix the system. those meetings were put on hold monday so a judge c
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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
? about tomorrow night? >> well, i -- you know, i think joe just needs to be joe. congressman ryan is a smart and effective speaker. but his ideas are the wrong ones. and joe understands that. >> reporter: message to mitt romney about tuesday night? >> well, i don't need to send a message to mitt romney. i think that he will, once again, be very well prepared. you know, he -- you know, he makes a good power point presentation. i look forward to seeing him. >> reporter: and he says, taking him on, on issues where he shifted, like legal abortion. during the primaries, the governor made it clear he would like to see a repeal of roe versus wade. but yesterday, in an interview, he said this -- "there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda." your campaign has called that a lie. >> well, look. diane, this is -- this is another example of governor romney hiding positions he's been campaigning on for a year and a half. >> reporter: is it a lie? >> governor romney has made very clear that if a bill comes to his desk that overturns roe
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
% unfavorable. look at this, new pew research poll shows mitt romney leading president obama among likely voters romney with 49% compared to 45% for the president. romney's biggest gains are from women voters. stay with abc 7 for this thursday vice presidential debate between ryan and biden watch it here on abc 7 thursday, starting at 6 p.m.. >>> gas prices remain at record high prices $4.67 forever regular in -- for regular. drivers in oakland and san jose $4.67 this morning. governor brown has approved using winter formula gas which takes less refining, to help bring prices down it could take a few more days before prices fall. >>> woman originally from modesto is missing this morning in yosemite national park. jessica garcia last seen saturday morning walking along a road, never showed up for work in the park sunday morning. rangers searched yesterday but found no sign of her. garcia's parents say she would often hike up to 25 miles a day. >>> weather and traffic together next, right now live look outside from our san francisco rolf top camera looking at the bay. could we see showers r
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT
started on whether or not romney's move to the middle is credible. >> for example, push ryan on details about how he and mitt romney would accomplish revenue neutral tax cuts, mr. obama who is returning to washington from florida says he will watch tonight's debate on air force one. larry? >> thank you, mark. you can see the vice presidential debate between joe biden and paul ryan tonight at 6:00. after that, it's new drama "last resort" followed by "jep ti" and wheel of fortune" then at 10:00 a special presentation of "what would you do". >> the rift between san jose mayor and police and fire unions is growing. unions have been at war over the mayor with pay cuts and pension reform, now, they're accusing him of breaking the law. >> these are the campaign mailers you'd expect to see with elections just over three weeks away. but they've caught the eye of the police and fire unions. they say they're being financed by what they consider an illegal transfer of $100,000. >> i spoke with three different campaign raw attorneys and took them through the facts. all three of them said th
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00pm PDT
four points. and there is last night, slamming romney. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry supporting one in eight ohio jobs. >> with the race tightening the showdown has greater stakes vice president biden expected to come out and challenge ryan. >> i've been doing mostly is frankly studying up on congressman ryan's position. on the issues. i don't want to say anything that is not accurate. >> and the. >> joe is just going to come flying at us. it's -- it seems clear this strategy is just calling us liars. and this is to go into a mud pit. >> both are well versed on policy issues so a challenge both may be trying to explain without getting too into the weeds and turning off voters at home. >> there is abc 7 broadcasting the live debate tomorrow night at 6:00 and after that the new drama "last resort". at 10 there is a special presentation of what would you do. >> and race for white house takes center stage tonight on world news at 5:30 here on abc 7 there is some key issues and mitt romney's recent statement on abortion. >> this is another example of governor romney hiding
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
one point ryan mentioned jack kennedy lowered tax rates and biden quickly fired back "so now you're jack kennedy?" generated 50,000 tweets per minute. president obama and mitt romney meet next tuesday at hofstra university in new york this will be in a found hall format. abc 7 will carry it live. >>> traffic and weather together, next on abc7 morning news. live look outside now this is the embarcadero where you can see the shiney roads still a little slick. meteorologist mike nicco will have your full forecast. we'll check in with sue hall who is tracking muni metro lines not running now due to huge restaurant fire. >>> also, more problems for toyota. new consumer reports alert >>> welcome back. higher elevations to the east of milpitas and fremont right now along calaveras avenue where we have our lone shower. if you look at live doppler it is showing drying trend as the next wave of showers are going to stay in the central valley and head farther south there. for us pockets of sunshine develop this afternoon after the morning's mist and drizzle and shower activity that will be it
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Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
? >> reporter: biden went right at ryan over mitt romney's controversial comments calling 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes irresponsible. >> the idea, if you heard that, that little soliloquy on 47%, you think he just made a mistake, then i got a bridge to sell you. >> i think the vice president very well knows sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: when biden wasn't talking, he seemed oddly amused. by our count -- smiling or breaking out in laughter 92 separate times. expressive, often interrupting and occasionally personal. >> this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal. >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff? >> well, it means it's simply inaccurate. >> it's irish. >> it -- it is. we irish call it malarkey. >> thanks for the translation. >> reporter: and ryan needled ryan over the president's performance in last week's debate. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. but i think people would be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> reporter: ab
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Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
has to be careful he's not going to affect the headlines. paul ryan has to feel a little bit of the pressure that he has to come out swinging and be just as ready for the white house as romney did last week. it should be interesting with those two. >> expect them to talk budget numbers and the wonkiness that everybody is talking about. >> we'll see. >>> well, gas prices across the country are still soaring, hitting a national ample of $3.81 a gallon. drivers in california are feeling the pinch like never before. prices across the state soared to a record $4.65 a gallon. you see some even higher than that. a lot of it being blamed on a series of problems, including a refinery power outage. governor jerry brown took emergency steps to increase the supply, but it could take several more days for prices to level off. >>> in venezuela it's another victory for hugo chavez, handily winning and it will leave him in power for six more years. he left his supporters to vote in the street. voting turnout was the highest in decades. some waited for hours but the election was peaceful. >> some pe
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
, quote, mitt romney taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. george? >> we've not seen the end of that. jake, thank you very much. the v.p. candidates joe biden and paul ryan go at it this thursday, at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> let's go to josh and the other top stories. >> good morning, all of you. we're going to begin with new information on the growing meningitis outbreak. this morning, the cdc now confirms eight deaths out of 105 cases, those cases spread across the nine states that you see highlighted here all linked to contaminated steroid shots. as many as 13,000 people may be at-risk. the shots came from a massachusetts pharmacy that mixes medications. now a growing push to subject those pharmacies to fda scrutiny. >>> and new concerns this morning as the economy could take a turn for the worse. the international monetary fund has issued a new warning saying even the economic powerhouses of china, india and brazil, are slowing down because of uncertainty about fiscal policies here in the u.s. and in europe. one expert says, and i quote, risks for a serious global
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Oct 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
ohio, romney's vice presidential nominee, paul ryan, attacked mr. obama for not doing enough to strengthen the u.s. economy. not so, says the president. in his weekly address he pointed to his bailout of the u.s. auto industry. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity, and three years later that bet is paying off in a big way. >> and the president is betting on star power to bolster his re-election chances. bruce springsteen and bill clinton will stump for the president in new york. -- in ohio. chuck severson, abc news, new york. >>> the next presidential debate will be tuesday at hofstra university in new york. abc7 will carry it live at 6:00 p.m. >>> as the candidates prepare for this week's debate, does either party have the edge? coming up at 8:00, "this week" looks at where things stand after the vice presidential debate. the debate moderator martha raddatz joins george to break it all down. don't miss this week with george stephanopoulos this morning at 8:00 here on abc7. >>> californians like online voter registration, but that might not be good news for republ
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
new poll showing mitt romney gaining on president obama, as vice president biden and paul ryan get ready for their debate tonight. >>> getting a tattoo is often a fashion statement. it can also carry risks. michael finney with safety ti >>> welcome back. clouds hanging around even though the radar returns are starting to dry and move out over the ocean clouds are causes 69 minute flight arrival delays into sfo now. fargo, minneapolis, 60s and -- 40s, 60s and 70s everywhere else. right now newark and san francisco, sfo the only airports with flight arrival delays. flight tracker abc7news.com. delays from the weather or anything else. >>> 6:15. polls released overnight show how tight the race for president is now critical swing states that could decide next month's election. according to the new polls in colorado mitt romney has a 1 point need over the president 48-47% last month that number was reversed. in virginia the president enjoys a five point lead over romney, 51 to 46% unchanged from last month in wisconsin president obama has a three point lead, 50-47% down from the six poi
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Oct 14, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >> and in the meantime mitt romney prepped before campaigning in the critical battleground state of ohio. >> we want to have a real recovery, and i'm going to help bring it. >> also in ohio, romney's vice presidential nominee, paul ryan, attacked mr. obama for not doing enough to strengthen the u.s. economy. not so says the president. he pointed to his bailout of the u.s. auto industry. >> i bet on american workers and american engine newty, and three years later that bet is paying off in a big way. >> and the president is betting on star power to bolter his re-election chances. bruce springsteen will stump for the president in new york. >>> the next presidential debate will be tuesday at hofstra university in new york. this one will have a town hall format. abc7 will carry it live at 6:00 p.m. >>> now as the candidates prepare for this week's debate, does either party have the edge? coming up at 8:00, this week looks at where things stand after the vice presidential debate. the debate moderator lad cats joins george to break it all down. don't miss this week with george stephanopou
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan went after president obama for his response to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. >> reporter: while biden challenged ryan's proposed changes to medicare. >> you are jeopardizing the program. you're changing the program from a guaranteed benefit. >> reporter: it was a more heated back and forth than the first presidential debate. and biden often laughed at ryan's arguments. >> joe biden understood, tonight, he had to go back out there and do what president obama failed to do last week. >> reporter: with the race still tight, both president obama and mitt romney, watched closely. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i could not be prouder of him. >> reporter: and in the end, their running mates even shared a few laughs. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> i always say what i mean. >> reporter: that got a lot of laughs
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Oct 14, 2012 2:00am PDT
in ohio, romney's vice-presidential nominee, paul ryan, attacked mr. obama for not doing enough to strengthen the u.s. economy. not so says the president, in his weekly address. he pointed to his bailout of the u.s. auto industry. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity and three years later that bet is paying off in a big way. >> the president is betting on star power to bowl -- bowlster his chances. president clinton and bruce springsteen will work next week. >> the next presidential debate, tuesday at hofstra university in new york, and this one will have the town hall format. we'll carry it live starting at 6:00 p.m. >> californians like online voter registration but that might not be good news for'mans. more than 400,000 canadians have ridge -- californians have if ridge erred to vote, and more than 70% of them are registering as democrats. >> amd is cutting more than 2300 jobs. computers just aren't selling as well as they used to. amd cut 10% of the work force last year. this time around the number figures to be about 20%. mostly in engineering and sales. >> inve
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Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
bring it. >> also in ohio, romney's vice-presidential nominee, paul ryan, attacked mr. obama for not doing enough to strengthen the u.s. economy. not so says the president, in his weekly address. he pointed to his bailout of the u.s. auto industry. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity and three years later that bet is paying off in a big way. >> the president is betting on star power to bowl -- bowlster his chances. president clinton and bruce springsteen will work next week. >> the next presidential debate, tuesday at hofstra university in new york, and this one will have the town hall format. we'll carry it live starting at 6:00 p.m. >> californians like online voter registration but that might not be good news for'mans. more than 400,000 canadians have ridge -- californians have if ridge erred to vote, and more than 70% of them are registering as democrats. >> amd is cutting more than 2300 jobs. computers just aren't selling as well as they used to. amd cut 10% of the work force last year. this time around the number figures to be about 20%. mostly in engineering an
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00am PDT
him tonight because he has to slow the momentum gained by mitt romney. biden faces off in kentucky against republican paul ryan. ryan has to fend off taxes on conservative policies. some say his extensive knowledge of the budget and economy because of his 14 years in congress will help him with that. ryan says biden has more experience on the big stage. >> i know how he will come and attack us. the problem he has is, he has barack obama's record he has to run on. >> i don't want to say anything into the debate that is not accurate. >> reporter: that was joe biden in iowa last week he hasn't said much about the debate recently. again, he's the one tasked with breathing life back into the democratic ticket after last week's presidential -- first presidential debate. watch the debate tonight live right here on abc 7 at 6:00. katie marzullo. >>> when the debate gets underway president obama will be returning from a campaign trip to florida after spending time in ohio this week. the president will leave the white house this afternoon and travel to courtroom gables where he will speak to
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
policies. >> reporter: campaigning in ohio on wednesday, mitt romney said he's confident that ryan will have a strong performance. >> i think paul ryan will do great. thank you. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with diane sawyer, the president talked about what he expects from joe biden. >> what's your message to joe biden about tomorrow night? >> well, i think -- you know, i think joe just needs to be joe. >> reporter: biden scored points in his last debate four years ago, in what turned out to be the most-watched vice presidential debate in history. >> the notion that somehow because i'm a man, i don't know what it's like to raise two kids alone. i don't know what it's like to have a child you're not sure is going -- is going to make it. i understand. i understand. >> emotional moment four years ago, jon. the audience could top that audience tonight. and it's coming as we're getting new, solid polls from the key battleground states of virginia, florida, and ohio. >> reporter: yeah. this is the key thing. we've seen, in national polls, romney has gained on the president in s
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Oct 15, 2012 11:00am PDT
their kids in >>> it is crunch time again for president obama and mitt romney with just 22 days left, they are holed up with aides cramming for tear debate tomorrow night. preparations are underway in hempstead, new york where the town hall style meeting will take place. >> reporter: paul ryan stomached in wisconsin today preaching -- stumped in wisconsin today. preaching against debt. >> if we tackle our problems before they tackle us we can get america on the right track. and young kids can come to an economy where next make the most of their lives because that's the american dream. >> the president: hello everybody! i brought food. >> reporter: the president handed out pizzas to campaign volunteers as he spent most of the weekend in virginia preparing for tuesday night's high stakes debate. >> it is going great. >> reporter: the president will need a strong performance to beat back mitt romney's momentum. >> if obama has one more debate as bad as his first i think he will be in enormous trouble q >> my advice to the president would be let him be the senator and candidate he w
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Oct 9, 2012 1:40am PDT
post-debate polls. so the wind has definitely been at romney's back, that's for sure, but the composition changed and changed numbers as well. >> i think there will be paul ryan's fourth debate since he's been in congress, so definitely new to that game, whereas joe bietden has been around 40-plus years in the senate. >> a long time. pressure on both, that's for sure. >> it will be high drama. >>> one month after the deadly attack on the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans in benghazi we were learning more about security fears leading up to the assault. state department documents show the u.s. embassy in libya asked for a four-month extension for a 16-member security team and the team's commander tells abc news, that ambassador chris stevens wanted the security force to stay even longer, past august. but no request was actually received. in fact, a request for an extension past august, it was, but no never made even though it had been confirmed and it was granted. but they had never actually put that request through. but tragic, if indeed that request was never
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
ryan's positions. >> reporter: and tonight's showdown also comes at a critical time in the campaign. >> i've been in business for 25 years. i have no idea what you're talking about. >> reporter: last week mitt romney dominated in his first debate against president obama. in an exclusive interview with abc news' diane sawyer, the president admitted he had a bad night. >> your supporters have been saying, this wasn't a bad night. you didn't show up. >> as i said, there's no doubt that i can make a better case, which is why i'm so looking forward to tuesday. >> is it possible you handed him the election that night? >> no. >> reporter: but polls among likely voters show romney did get a boost after the debate. and he's taking advantage of it. >> we can't afford another series of budget deficits of roughly $1 trillion a year. recognize, this is not just bad for the economy. it's bad for jobs. >> reporter: brandi hitt, abc news, danville, kentucky. >>> abc news is proud to play a special role in tonight's debate. abc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, will serve as mod
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Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
know, george, you thought it was a tie but most other objective observers felt gov. romney did do a good job of making the case for his policies. >> his plan does. >> well, as we heard the running mates will be debating in prime time this week vice president joe biden and ryan facing off on for wren and domestic policy. lisa argen is here now and we have a lifting of the overcast. you see the sun on the bay bridge back there. >> yeah. not quite beach record but santa cruz nice and sunny with temperatures in the mid-50s. that water temperature about 54 to 55. and the scattered clouds today. the rest of your forecast, that's next. >> a rough start to the playoffs for both the giants and the i moved to new york to work in fashion. i came here with just a suitcase, maybe two. and luckily i found an apartment just three blocks away from t.j.maxx, which was perfect because i needed everything and i still needed to make rent. t.j.maxx is such a great place cause i know when i go in there i'm gonna score. they've got such great deals on all my favorite brands. fashion direct from designers.
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